Lethal Enforcers (リーサルエンフォーサーズ Rīsaru Enfōsāzu) is a 1992 shooting game released for the arcades by Konami. The in-game graphics consist entirely of digitized photographs.
Identifier sg_Lethal_Enforcers_1993_Konami_USMediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2Publicdate 2014-05-06 03:14:28Addeddate 2014-05-06 03:14:28Emulator_ext binEmulator genesisCreator KonamiDate 1993Year 1993Backup_location ia905807_15Language English
Home versions were released for the Super Famicom/Super NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Mega-CD/Sega CD during the following year and include a revolver-shaped light gun known as the Konami Justifier.
Lethal Enforcers was followed by Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters. Years later, Konami released the Police 911 series as a Japan-themed sequel to the original plot. This was also followed by the arcade game Seigi No Hero, which localized and renamed as Lethal Enforcers 3 for Western audiences.
Set in Chicago, Illinois, United States, the player takes control of a police officer named Don Marshall, who has one day decided to go to the donut shop for a break. While sipping the last drop of coffee, he gets a call from the police department. They said that a major crime organisation has invaded town, and they need his help. He is one of the two survivors of the elite group of officers. The rest have ended up in the hospital or killed. Once the call ended, he decided to check out the bank. From that point on, he is going to experience the toughest job that he would have during his years in the police force. He has been assigned and agrees to help stop a growing crime wave that puts the city's security in serious jeopardy, along with a helper (a second player can join in).
Initially armed with a standard-issue service revolver, the player can acquire upgraded weapons during the course of play: a Magnum Gun, a Semi-automatic pistol, a shotgun, or an assault rifle. When the player loses a life, his weapon reverts to the basic service revolver.
Enemies always wear sunglasses, ski masks or gas masks, while fellow police officers and innocent bystanders are always barefaced.
The series of Missions is as follows:
The Bank Robbery: a group of criminals have broken into a bank in force with assault weapons. Don was sent to deal with the criminals in the area with assistance from police. The boss of the stage used a biological hazard truck to carry the money and attacked with a M202A1 Flash rocket launcher.
Chinatown Assault: a gang war breaks out between two rival Triad groups after a car bomb went off. Sent to pacify the situation, the remaining gang members attempted to escape via the subway system. Pursuing the getaway subway train, the confrontation ended with a battle against the Triad Leader as he was assisted by his personal group of sharpshooters. In the Super Nintendo version, this was switched from Chinatown Assault to Downtown Assault.
Hijacking: a General wanted for War Crimes, assisted by a group of well trained soldiers, has hijacked a passenger plane in order to escape the country to a nation which will offer him amnesty against his native country. The fight ends with him personally attacking as he prepares to take off with a Milkor MGL used as his personal weapon.
The Drug Dealers: a group of drug dealers were caught in a sting at the Docks, fighting through the dealers near not only the freighter. The fight extended to the luxury yacht Heather II and then at the loading bay of the warehouse. Preparing to cut their losses, some criminals escaped onto the highway as a Helicopter armed with an Autocannon attacked. In the Super Nintendo version, this was switched from The Drug Dealers to The Gun Runners.
Chemical Plant Sabotage: the ringleaders of the new crime wave, as a final resort, have decided to threaten to destroy a nearby Chemical Plant which, if sabotaged, could result in spilling a lethal dose of chemicals into Chicago's water supply, threatening millions of lives. Aside from professional gunmen, they were assisted by remote control attack rovers. The ringleader was defeated as he attacked in the AH-64 Apache helicopter.
The game also includes a 'Target Practice' level, that features shooting targets that get smaller and faster as the player progresses.